(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The opening of the on November 11 will certainly mark a monumental moment in the history of the UAE as well as the art world. The museum will shed new light on our humanity - for what has come before our time, and what may lie ahead in the future.
As His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, highlighted, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will serve as an inspirational "gift to the world."
The spectacular structure, designed by award-winning French architect Jean Nouvel, will serve to tell the story of humanity in 12 inspiring chapters, from the prehistoric to the contemporary - thus embodying the common connections throughout human existence, no matter the era.
More than 600 masterpieces, created by artists from around the world, will be placed under the 180-metre wide dome. The art will include loans from world-renowned French museums, including the LouvreMuseum, the Muse d'Orsay and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as the museum's permanent collection.
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